DKIM, which is an acronym for DomainKeys Identified Mail, is an authentication system, which prevents email addresses from being spoofed and email content from being modified. This is achieved by attaching an e-signature to each and every email message sent from an address under a given domain. The signature is created based on a private key that’s available on the outbound SMTP mail server and it can be verified by using a public key, which is available in the global Domain Name System. Thus, any email message with changed content or a spoofed sender can be recognized by mail service providers. This method will enhance your worldwide web safety greatly and you’ll know for sure that any email message sent from a business partner, a banking institution, etc., is legitimate. When you send out messages, the recipient will also know for sure that you are indeed the one who has sent them. Any email message that turns out to be bogus may either be marked as such or may never appear in the recipient’s mailbox, depending on how the particular provider has decided to deal with such messages.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Shared Web Hosting
When you order one of the Linux shared web hosting that we offer, the DomainKeys Identified Mail functionality will be enabled as standard for any domain name that you add to your shared account, so you won’t have to create any records or to enable anything manually. When a domain name is added in the Hosted Domains section of our custom Hepsia Control Panel using our NS and MX records (so that the emails related to this domain name will be handled by our cloud web hosting platform), a private cryptographic key will be generated instantly on our mail servers and a TXT resource record with a public key will be sent to the global DNS system. All addresses created using this domain will be protected by DomainKeys Identified Mail, so if you send out emails such as regular newsletters, they will reach their target destination and the recipients will know that they are legitimate, as the DomainKeys Identified Mail feature makes it impossible for unsolicited individuals to forge your addresses.
DomainKeys Identified Mail in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our Linux semi-dedicated hosting services come with DKIM activated by default, so in case you pick a semi-dedicated hosting package and you add a domain using our name servers via your Hepsia Control Panel, the records needed for the authentication system will be set up automatically – a private key on our mail servers for the digital signature and a TXT resource record carrying the public key for the global DNS database. Since the protection is set up for a given domain name, all e-mail addresses created with it will carry a signature, so you will not need to worry that the messages that you send may not be delivered to their destination email address or that someone may forge any of your email addresses and attempt to spam/scam people. This may be very essential when you rely on electronic communication in your business, since your partners and/or customers will be able to distinguish legitimate emails from phony ones.